Mountain View, Arkansas is a unique little town in the Ozark Mountains. It is called “The Folk Music Capitol of the World.” That may be true on most weekends. This weekend though it could be called “Bean Capitol of the World” as thousands of people lined up for free beans and cornbread.
Another group in Washington Square. Washington Square has three “picking” pavilions. They were all being used. As you can see from these pictures, several groups just set up on the grass. People come from all over the nation to play here at this once a year event. I’ve met pickers and singers from Australia, England, and other countries who have found their way to this little town.
This is something you just don’t see much of in the USA anymore – two kids hustling the crowd, selling homemade peanut brittle. I’m thinking this may be a wave of the future. The peanut brittle was great by the way.
Still waiting patiently for those beans!
Meanwhile, in front of the courthouse, they were getting down!
Then, there are some that just don’t get too excited about beans…
Finally, everybody did get fed. And it actually got quiet enough to hear the music.